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1,265

Number of hours' working time required per year at schools (primary and secondary) in England, 2005. Source: OECD.

"So, I don't get it - what's neuter then? Is it like ... tranni?"

A Year 8 pupil grapples with the gender of nouns in German.

1,650

Number of hours' working time required per year at secondary schools in Iceland, 2005. Source: OECD.

"Pull the tooth out"

Science Sats answer to "explain another way to help prevent tooth decay".

616

Number of hours' working time required per year at lower secondary schools in Portugal, 2005. Source: OECD.

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